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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
+61 3 9657 8888
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted plenty of international... more » Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted plenty of international cricket, including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games. It will also host the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Other sporting spectacles include FIFA World Cup soccer qualifiers, rugby league home and away matches and State of Origin and international rugby union clashes. Apart from its sporting events, the MCG has also witnessed many blockbuster music concerts, and even Pope John Paul II held a mass there when he visited Melbourne in 1986. The MCG has a total capacity of 100,024 people, comprising 95,024 seats and 5000 standing room spaces. The stadium also houses the National Sports Museum, which includes some of the most priceless pieces of memorabilia in Australian sporting history. « less
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I am not a sports fan as such but I loved this tour. Our guide was funny, informative and a pleasure. A great thing to do in Melbourne.

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

one of the best sporting grounds in the world a fabulous design, great facilities great sports museum, 5 minutes walk from the centre of melbourne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The hairs on the back of your neck stand on end while advance Australia fair is played at the opening of the AFL Grand Final in September, an experience everyone should have once in their lifetime!

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Good for sports and events all year-round. Transport and parking easy and close-by. Bag checking isn't that thorough, good or bad, depending how you view it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place to visit enjoyed the experience good spotting venue for all codes . Anzac Day special day for AFL Supporters

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Disappointed in football game but love the venue, facilities are great. Easy to get to the ground and an easy walk back to city. Food choices good.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

If you're a sports fan, there is absolutely no other place in the world where you can sit with 100,000 other sports fans and watch AFL football or test cricket - the atmosphere cannot be replicated anywhere else!!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

It is a drive full of thrill with enjoyment watching blue waters ! Is is a wonderful life time experience and a must visit place.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Fantastic overview of a first class sports arena. Helpful staff that volunteer their time to give you an insightful experience of this porting hub. as a visitor you see the ins and outs of this venue and learn some wonderful history along the way and other quirky facts. We went AFL Grand Final week and were not allowed into the... More

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Pakenham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Lovely venue to watch sport, did a tour of the famous Long Room,wonderful and a tour of the sports museum. Well worth a visit all types of sporting memorabilia, you can get headphones which give you a running commentary as you view all the different aspects of all sports.Absolutely fascinating would recommend it to anyone adults and children.

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